Our next intake for Gestalt Counsellor Training is   

                                      in July 2014

    Taking enrolments now – contact Dinah 0439 752 710


Welcome to Terrigal Gestalt Institute

Dinah Buchanan - Gestalt Therapy Training Central Coast New South Wales

Dinah Buchanan

Welcome to our website. Here you’ll find information about the history and practice of Gestalt Therapy and the courses we offer. Our Institute is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales in East Gosford. Our facilities provide a comfortable, peaceful place for interacting and sharing while you learn.

Terrigal Gestalt Institute was founded in 2005 and is an independant training and educational organisation providing training programs in Gestalt Counselling and Psychotherapy, Personal and Professional Development, free Counselling for the public in our Student Counselling Clinic, low cost counselling and therapy in our Graduate Clinic, Clinical Supervision and mentoring, and premises for Clinical Practitioners (at The Gestalt Centre in East Gosford).

Please take some time to enjoy our site and don’t hesitate to contact us via our contact form or by calling 0439 752 710 / 4363 1876.



Certificate of Gestalt Theory & Practice - (8 months)

Central Coast – East Gosford

Sydney – TBA

  • For those who want to become Counsellors & Psychotherapists.
  • For those who want further Personal Development through a Gestalt experiential framework.

 NEXT INTAKE:    JULY 2014 - Taking enrolments now

NOTE: The Certificate course above is the required foundation course for the Diploma & Advanced Certificate courses below.


Diploma of Counselling CHC51712  -   AND

Advanced Certificate of Gestalt Therapy (2 yrs)

Central Coast – East Gosford

For those who want to become Counsellors and Psychotherapists. These two courses are run concurrently to provide comprehensive counselling and psychotherapy training. The Diploma course is nationally accredited and awarded by our educational partner Interrelate Family Centres (RTO). Once students have graduated from TGI with the Dip. of Couns. and the Advanced Cert of G.T. there are opportunities to continue on to several Masters Programs with our educational partners. If you are interested in these pathways of study please enquire at your Interview for entry to the course.

NEXT INTAKE: For Certificate course above – July 2014 -   Taking enrolments now



Certificate of Gestalt Therapy – (6 weekends)

  • For experienced Counsellors & Psychotherapists (and other clinicians) who want to know more about integrating the Gestalt approach to therapy in their current practice.

NEXT INTAKE: MAY 2014 -   Taking enrolments now


Advanced Clinical Training -  Gestalt Therapy

  • This program is recommended as a Professional Development year for Graduates of the Diploma & Advanced Certificate courses to increase their knowledge and practice base, and eligiblity for Provisional membership on the ARCAP National Register.
  • Students who want to progress to the Masters of Gestalt Therapy will need to complete this year to enter the Graduate Masters Program.
  • This program is also provided as a Professional Development Program to Counsellors and Psychotherapists trained in other modalities and who have completed the TGI PD Certificate course. If unsure re eligibility please contact Dinah on 0439 752 710.

Additional Offerings

In addition to the above Training courses Terrigal Gestalt Institute offers the community an opportunity to experience Gestalt Practice in the form of:

  • Student & Graduate Counselling Clinics
  • One Day Seminars
  • Weekend Workshops
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Graduate Program
  • Free Public Forums
  • Individual Counselling / Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Dinah Buchanan

Counselling & Therapy sessions are available for a number of issues including stress/anxiety/grief & loss/ infertility & pregnancy loss/ personal & spiritual development /Couples Coaching

Clinical Supervision (Individual & Groups)

Contact Dinah on 0439 752 710


‘TGI Student Counselling Clinic’: View Brochure

Members of the public are able to access six free counselling sessions with our senior Counselling students.

‘TGI Graduate Clinic’:


Members of the public are able to access low cost sessions with our Graduate Counselling students.

Please contact Dinah on 0439 752 710 to book in for any of the above.